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No Going Back On Sacked VCs – Minister

Adamu Adamu-PMB

The Federal Government will not rescind its decision to sack 13 Vice Chancellors appointed by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Government has said.
The FG last weekend announced the sacking of 12 VCs of newly established federal universities and that of the National Open Universities of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Tenebe.
The decision was widely criticized with some civil society groups describing the action of the federal government as illegal.
But Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, at the flag off of the 2015/2016 annual school census in Abuja on Thursday, reaffirmed the sacking of the VCs.
Asked why the VC of NOUN, whose tenure had not expired, was sacked alongside the others, the minister explained that Prof. Tenebe was removed because of the petitions against him.
He said: “Do you reverse government decision simply because somebody has criticized them? I don’t think there is any decision of government not going down well with everyone in the country.
“The ministry has received communications from some people who feel like this and we are looking at this.
“What I am saying is that they have already written to us. We are looking into their complaints. We will reply them”.